Why does my computer go idle when starting programs?
by cmoborough - 3/25/13 5:06 PM
This problem has a few angles I guess so I'll lay them all out here.
First if my computer idles I have difficulty getting it going again. To get it going again I have to turn the monitor off and on then move the mouse around (usually repeating this 5 or so times before it hold in non idle mode).
Second sometimes it briefly goes idle when i start when i start a video game or video or if my video game is loading a level or something. I say briefly idle because it can be fixed with a monitor off then on.
Third, I was recently playing a game that requires a controller and the controller kept disconnecting and reconnecting. Each time this happened my computer would go idle similar to the second problem.
I think that's it but i might be forgetting something. Let me know what you think!